Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #137

Good Sunday Morning everyone.  We have another Sketch Challenge over at Stars and Stamps  .
I have been working on Christmas cards all weekend so I continued with that theme for this challenge.


My image, which is retired from SU,  was stamped in Versa Mark and embossed with Detail White ep. I then added some Gold Leaf Pen along the edges to give it the appearance of being layered.   The background was made using a SB  Diamond and Stars Impressabilities which I then sponged with SU's Bashful Blue Ink.  I added a small piece of black card stock that I embossed with the Swiss Dot Cuttlebug ef.  The scalloped edge was made with a SU border punch and the sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I added some pearls to give it some pizzazz.  The last layer is just a piece of white card stock that I edged with the Krylon Gold Leaf Pen to match the the gold on the image piece.  I wish you all a wonderful Sunday.  Thank you so much for your visit.  It's always nice to have company drop by.  See you later on in the week.

22 comments:

  1. Donna, this is very pretty! I love that image and every time I see it wish I'd gotten it! Love the way you did the gold with the embossing pen on here and the black embossed is so elegant looking!
    VERY NICE!!

    Hope you have a good day!

    Lynn

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  2. Great card!
    I too like that image, and DON'T have it!

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  3. Hi Donna, love your card. The tree is perfect for the diamond shape, and the embossing and gold pen accents really set it off beautifully. Another great card!

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  4. Beautiful holiday card. Darling. Hugs

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  5. Oh my gosh, I thought without a doubt that was beautiful designer paper you used for the background! WRONG!! That looks absolutely stunning Donna, and I love that you created it with an impression plate and some ink! I LOVE that tree image too, and the color blue behind it! This is a gorgeous, beautifully designed card, well done!!

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  6. WOW, Donna! I love this card and the non-traditional colors. How incredible is that background. I'm going to have to try that technique.

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  7. Beautiful card, Donna! I love how you created the background and really like that image, too! Wonderful Christmas card!

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  8. Another super card, Donna! That background is exceptional!

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  9. Gorgeous...love the colors ans simplicity! TFS!!!

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  10. great Christmas card-love the colors

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  11. Donna, your card is so lovely! And thank you so much for alerting me of the word verification on my blog. I had no idea that it was set on - and I really hate putting up with it myself! Much thanks!! Hopefully I have it set off now.

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  12. Donna -- wonderful card. It is simply beautiful!. I like how you prepared the background paper. Thanks for sharing,

    Sharon

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  13. I love the colors, Donna. I tend to get stuck in a red/geen mode for Christmas and now you've inspired me to branch out!

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  14. Wow! Love your card. I love blues in winter images!! =)

    Carolyn Mendoza-Canales
    craftingwithcarolyn.blogspot.com

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  15. Donna, love that background paper and the simple tree stamped in white. Keeya did really good in class last time, an hour is a long time for a puppy to pay attention, but she did everything that was expected of her.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  16. great image in the white, really striking
    Hugs Kate xx

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  17. Oh my Donna this is gorgeous! Puts my bee/fish to shame lol

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  18. What a great image - too bad it is retired. Love the colors on this - so pretty. You are coming up with some really special Christmas cards - can't wait to see what you create next! Hugz!

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  19. A very pretty xmas card, and I like how you used the krylon pen to make it look like there is gold paper, that is great!

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  20. Hi Donna; I'm just agreeing with what all the other gals have said!! Beautiful card. I thought the background was DP, too; you're amazing; and you are so talented with that gold leaf pen!

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  21. Very pretty, Donna! Love the touches of gold. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

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All comments read and appreciated.